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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hudhawk, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    hudhawk

    hudhawk [OP] #texasforever

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    Ok, so last night i was hangin out at a friends house. He lives on about 4 acres. He told me that he had made a cool little trail that went through the brush behind his house and asked if i wanted to see it. Being the curious person i am, i said yes. Anyway, about halfway through the trail i hit a huge whole, and i came down pretty hard on my passenger side front tire. Now it was dark and this was a trail i had never driven before, and I will be the first to admit that i was driving it a bit too fast and it not a good idea. When i left i noticed that the truck was pulling to the left so i figured that i had just knocked it out of alignment. I took it to get aligned after class today and they couldnt get the passengers side camber into spec. The tech told me he maxed out the adjustment and the closest he could get it to was -1.4 degrees of camber, which i verified by looking at the monitor for myself. Anyway, when i got back i did a complete visual inspection of the suspension. the only thing that i noticed that made sense was the lower control arm being slightly bent on the end where it narrows down and copnnects to the balljoint. Im going to post the pics i have so you all can tell me what you think. I know the truck is rusty, i live on the coast, everything rusts no matter what.

    THANK YOU!!!

    The night it happened, before alignment:
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    After alignment:
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    Passenger side (Bad side):

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    This is where i think it is bent:
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    Driver side (Good side):
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  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    hudhawk

    hudhawk [OP] #texasforever

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    I did not mean to double post this. Im very sorry. im not sure how it happened. Mod can delete one of the two.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Joe D

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    Hudson,

    I sure can't tell by looking at it if it's bent or not. You had zero problems before the impact?
     
  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Pics are so rusty it is really hard to tell. I wouln'd keep driving it like that.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    From the pic it doesn't look bent but it could be. Take some measurements and find out... only real way to tell. And yea... that is rusty... once you get it fixed up I'd be under there at least once a year with some rustoleum just to help protect it... just say'n.

    Not sure how hard you hit but I beat the hell out of mine and they'll take some good abuse. My LCA is still stock, UCA is total chaos. Check your UCA out too.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

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    Dam. Hud, friends don't let friends drive through skecthy trails haha
     
  7. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    hudhawk

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    Yeah, sketchy is right. I'll be taking apart the front end this weekend to take some measurements and figure it out.
     
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